All American Karate School

All American Karate School

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke When John Lipari was twenty years old, he got jumped while working security at his family-owned racetrack in California. A few days after, still bruised from the mugging, Lipari went to catch a movie at the cinema. The only film showing that day was Karate Kid. Little did Lipari know […]

Randolph Wrestling with Coach Conley

Randolph Wrestling with Coach Conley

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Todd Conley has been coaching wrestling at Randolph high school for 25 years. In his time there, he’s learned a thing or two about putting together a successful team, and this year is no exception. He sat down with the Jamestown Gazette to discuss which specific athletes have contributed to Randolph’s […]

Southwestern Bowling with Coach Gayton

Southwestern Bowling with Coach Gayton

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke In the last decade, one sport has risen to the top as one of the fastest-growing high school and collegiate sports. No, it’s not football; it’s not basketball, baseball, or soccer. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, it’s something a little less traditional: bowling. David Gayton, head […]

Jamestown Jackals

Everything You Need to Know About Jamestown’s Pro Basketball Team

Jamestown Jackals

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Jackals may not be the kings of the African savanna, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t serious predators. A distant cousin of the American coyote, jackals are small, cunning, and notoriously scrappy. They adapt easily to new environments and are highly territorial of their home turf. And while jackals often […]

JHS Indoor Track with Coach Hind

JHS Indoor Track with Coach Hind

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke When most people think of track, they imagine spongey turf beneath spiked feet, bleachers packed high under the sun, and runners braving whatever elements Mother Nature has kindly decided to throw at them. What people usually don’t think of is indoor track, a sport that requires its athletes to run circles […]

New Year, New You!

A Local Guide to Getting Healthy in 2017

New Year, New You!

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke It’s a tale as old as time: the ball drops on New Year’s Eve and we all resolve that this is the year. This is it. We’re going to get in shape. After a few lukewarm sessions spent huffing and puffing in a gym full of people who are younger, […]

Enchanted Mountain Distillery

Good Spirits: Friendly Banter & Specialty Liquor at Enchanted Mountain Distillery

Enchanted Mountain Distillery

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke An Irishman and an American walk into a bar. Only, there’s no punchline here. The Irishman is Mick O’Neill, the American is Matt Moore, and the bar they own – the newly established Enchanted Mountain Spirits Distillery – is no joke at all. Enchanted Mountain, which is located at 137 […]

Thunderbird Varsity Basketball with Coach Putney

Thunderbird Varsity Basketball with Coach Putney

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke The hallway bulletin board for the Varsity boys basketball team at Chautauqua Lake tells you everything you need to know about the team. Against a navy blue background, photographic cut-outs of each athlete float beneath a common banner: “One common goal…Last Team Standing.” Head coach Michael Putney says it’s this mentality […]

Jamestown Boys Varsity Basketball with Coach Drake

Jamestown Boys Varsity Basketball with Coach Drake

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke The last decade of boys Varsity basketball has seen Jamestown rise as a powerful force in Section 6, Class AA. The team has racked up countless league and section titles, gone to several state championships, and posted a winning season every year since the winter of 1988-89. Head coach Ben Drake, […]

Light Up the Night

Local Events and Community Members Spread Holiday Cheer with Light Displays

Light Up the Night

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke The holidays are a time for many things. They are a time for baking and gluttonous over-eating, a time for fretting over the perfect gift and catching the perfect sale, a time for frantically decking the halls before in-laws and out-of-town relatives arrive by the carful. Amidst all that chaos, […]